Guidelines on Testing

PORTABLE APPLIANCE TESTING (PAT)

GUIDELINES ON TESTING

SUGGESTED INITIAL FREQUENCY OF INSPECTION AND TESTING OF EQUIPMENT

  Type of    Premises Type of Equipment

Note (1)

User Checks

Note (2)

Class 1 Cass 2
Formal

Visual

Inspection

Note (3)

Combined

Inspection

And Testing

Note (5)

Formal

Visual

Inspection

Note (3)

Combined

Inspection

And Testing

Note (5)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 Construction Sites

110 V Equipment

S

IT

M#

P#

H#

None

None

Weekly

Weekly

Weekly

1 Month

1 Month

1 Month

1 Month

1 Month

3 Months

3 Months

3 Months

3 Months

3 Months

1 Month

1 Month

1 Month

1 Month

1 Month

3 Months

3 Months

3 Months

3 Months

3 Months

2 Industrial

Including

Commercial

Kitchens

 

S

IT

M

P

H

Weekly

Weekly

Before Use

Before Use

Before Use

None

None

1 Month

1 Month

1 Month

12 Months

12 Months

12 Months

6 Months

6 Months

None

None

3 Months

3 Months

3 Months

12 Months

12 Months

12 Months

6 Months

6 Months

3 Equipment

Used By The Public

S

IT

M

P

H

Note (6)+

Note (6)+

Note (6)+

Note (6)+

Note (6)+

Monthly

Monthly

Weekly

Weekly

Weekly

12 Months

12 Months

6 Months

6 Months

6 Months

3 Months

3 Months

1 Month

1 Month

1 Month

12 Months

12 Months

12 Months

12 Months

12 Months

4 Schools S

IT

M

P

H

Weekly+

Weekly+

Weekly+

Weekly+

Before Use+

None

None

4 Months

4 Months

4 Months

12 Months

12 Months

12 Months

12 Months

12 Months

12 Months

12 Months

4 Months

4 Months

4 Months

48 Months

48 Months

48 Months

48 Months

48 Months

5 Hotels S

IT

M

P

H

None

None

Weekly

Weekly

Before Use

24 Months

24 Months

12 Months

12 Months

6 Months

48 Months

48 Months

24 Months

24 Months

12 Months

24 Months

24 Months

24 Months

24 Months

6 Months

None

None

None

None

None

6 Offices And Shops S

IT

M

P

H

None

None

Weekly

Weekly

Before Use

24 Months

24 Months

12 Months

12 Months

6 Months

48 Months

48 Months

24 Months

24 Months

12 Months

24 Months

24 Months

24 Months

24 Months

6 Months

None

None

None

None

None